Cape Town’s transport commissioner was suspended by the city council on Friday pending a disciplinary hearing. Melissa Whitehead is at the centre of three investigations that could leave her jobless‚ facing criminal charges, and having to repay millions. Whitehead faces a slew of allegations of misconduct‚ and is also at the centre of mayor Patricia de Lille’s fight to save her job. De Lille is under investigation for allegedly covering up claims of wrongdoing by Whitehead. Whitehead‚ head of the council transport and urban development authority‚ submitted reasons a week ago as to why she should not be suspended after the City of Cape Town agreed she and city manager Achmat Ebrahim face disciplinary action. Ebrahim opted to resign. A report by attorneys Bowman Gilfillan said there were "allegations ... of a serious nature" against the two managers. A presiding officer and a prosecutor with wide-ranging powers will be appointed by the council audit committee for their disciplinary he...

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